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Former Caesars exec named CEO of Affinity Gaming

The neon sign at Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino is shown in this, July 1, 2013, file photo.

Affinity Gaming, a Las Vegas-based casino company with properties in Nevada, Colorado and the Midwest, announced today that it hired a Caesars Entertainment veteran as its new CEO. Michael Silberling is succeeding David Ross ...

Clarion, the former Debbie Reynolds hotel, to close Labor Day Weekend

The 202-room Greek Isles is shown April 23, 2009, on Convention Center Drive near Las Vegas Boulevard. Ownership of the property that opened as the Royal Inn in 1970 has changed hands often over the years. It has operated as the Clarion since 2009.

The hotel opened by film legend Debbie Reynolds on Convention Center Drive seems to be fading to black. The Clarion Hotel Casino has reportedly announced ...

SLS debuts amid high expectations; skateboarding shop to ride park’s success

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The new SLS Las Vegas is expected to reinvigorate the north end of the Strip, as a paint-and-sip store opens to the Henderson public. Meanwhile, a skateboarding store sets up shop, and ...

Get your message across in the office

Nancy Syzdek, a lecturer at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, poses in her office at UNLV Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

Experts in office communication share tips on how to make the most out of your meetings and how to conduct yourself in emails with employees ...

The Data: Aug. 24-30

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Company wastes no opportunity to streamline clients’ recycling

Simple Environmental Service Group owners, from left, include Gary Basson, Sonia Ayala, Ken Feinberg, Danielle Basson, Vince Collet, Jon Metcalf and Alberto Ayala.

"We are the true definition of a waste and recycling management company. We are there from start to finish and do not bail on our clients."

Lawsuit: Siegel stiffed old family friend

David Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, talks with media before being hoisted more than 200 feet to remove the LVH letters off his newly purchased property Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Business has gotten personal between the daughter of prominent real estate agent David Atwell (who died in November) and timeshare mogul David Siegel, who recently bought ...

People on the Move: Aug. 24-30

In the People: Stephanie Miller, Barbara Yamamoto, Tifferney White, Dr. Christopher Mercado, Sheila Marcello, David Ludlow, Howard Baron, Jeffrey Cummings, Joseph Hardy, Russell Nevins, Nicholas Vogelzang, Thoran Towler, Dr. Elham Taherian, Lilian Tomovich and more ...

What the Strip has lost, downtown has gained

The Dunes? Gone. Hacienda? Gone. Landmark? Sahara? Gone and gone. And gone is the spaciousness on the Strip, where a half-century ago each hotel and casino stood apart and singular, and Denny’s, McDonald’s and other respites from the casinos lived on corners, surrounded by parking lots ...

As Boulder Station marks 20th anniversary, a look at three key employees

Boulder Station employee Pat Hadlett atop her ATV which she loves to ride when not a guest services ambassador for slots on Friday, August 15, 2014.  She is pleased to be helping the casino in celebrating its 20th year anniversary.

When Boulder Station opened exactly twenty years ago today, it was down the 515 from a very different Las Vegas: The city was home to less than half a million people, there was no Downtown Project and no one ...

Ice bucket challenge may change the nonprofit world

This Aug. 20, 2014 photo released by NBC shows host Jimmy Fallon, left, dumping a bucket of ice water over the head of actress Lindsay Lohan as she participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," in New York.

The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress ...

Las Vegas new home sales down

A view of residential rooftops near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Henderson.

Local developers sold 499 new homes last month, down 23 percent from July 2013, according to a report out today from Las Vegas-based Home Builders Research. The median sales price last month was $290,000, up 9 percent from a year earlier but down 3 percent from January. Despite the slowdown, builders are steadily pulling more construction permits for new homes. ...

With its small casino floor, is SLS offering a look at the future of Las Vegas?

A look at the new SLS Las Vegas on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

At about 60,000 square feet, the casino floor at SLS Las Vegas is smaller than many on the Strip. But the new resort's operators say they're confident that ...

Bank of America settlement likely to benefit few

This Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, file photo shows a Bank of America sign in Philadelphia.

Bank of America's record $16.65 billion settlement for its role in selling shoddy mortgage bonds — $7 billion of it geared for consumer relief — offers a glint of hope for desperate homeowners. The settlement requires the second-largest U.S. bank to ...

U.S. housing recovery appears to be back on track

Homes for sale are shown in the Villas at Black Mountain development near Horizon Ridge Parkway and Gibson Road in Henderson Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

A fourth straight monthly increase in sales of existing homes provided the latest evidence Thursday that the U.S. housing market is rebounding from a weak start to the year. Housing has been a drag on an otherwise strengthening economy, in part because ...